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November 2016 in Ypsilanti Michigan November 3, 2016 by | Comment on this

As our favorite restaurants close up their patios for the season, crisp air and fall foliage fill the streets. November brings bright colors, cozy sweaters, and a number of events to the Ypsilanti area. Read more to find out about performances, shopping, restaurants, and more in Ypsilanti, Michigan! On October 26, Ypsi Real shared a video on […]

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18 International Food Treasures in Ypsilanti, Michigan October 26, 2016 by | Comment on this

Ypsilanti, Michigan is home to a plethora international family-owned restaurants. Taste flavors from around the world in our progressive city with a funny name. 1. Casablanca Omg..everything was delicious. 😍❤️ @360magazine #visitannarbor #ypsilanti #Michigan #moroccanfood #mediterraneanfood #travel #annarbor #moroccan #foodie #couscous #cuisine #alicerose #360magazine #ypsireal #globalsociety #moroccancuisine A photo posted by 💎alice rose (@feistymamii) on Jun […]

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7 Historic Churches with Beautiful Architecture in Ypsilanti, Michigan October 21, 2016 by | Comment on this

Ypsilanti is full of historic homes, EMU campus buildings, and churches. Keep reading to learn more about the stories behind these beautiful buildings! 1) Brown Chapel AME Church  1904 | 1043 West Michigan Avenue This historic building was home to one of the earliest recognized African American congregations in Michigan. Two lots were donated by Jesse […]

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October 2016 Events in Ypsilanti, Michigan September 28, 2016 by | Comment on this

NOTE: For 2017 dates and details, please visit the Events Calendar here for Ypsilanti and the surrounding communities.  October is a month for warm apple cider, u-pick apples, cozy sweaters, and fun in Ypsilanti. The cool breeze and warm sun are the perfect accompaniment to these exciting events! Pour Over Ypsi Pour Over Ypsi, a […]

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Double Rainbow All The Way Across the Sky in Ypsilanti, Michigan September 9, 2016 by | Comment on this

On August 21st, 2016,  the people in Ypsilanti looked up to the sky and saw something truly remarkable: two vibrant rainbows side-by-side spanning the entire town. Photos of the “double rainbow” started popping up all over social media, and we started to wonder, “what does it mean?” Posting our own double rainbow photo on Facebook inspired over […]

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10 Statues You Must See in Ypsilanti, Michigan August 19, 2016 by | Comment on this

Public murals are becoming increasingly popular in Ypsilanti, Michigan – but some of our sculptures and statues have been around for nearly a century! Take a look at this list while visiting Ypsilanti, and explore the beautiful and unique statues throughout the city and Eastern Michigan University’s Campus. 1. Demetrius Ypsilanti One of the most […]

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August 2016 Events in Ypsilanti, Michigan August 2, 2016 by | Comment on this

With the sun shining, and the river rolling – it’s no wonder the month of August is packed with events in Ypsilanti, Michigan. From warbird shows to indie art festivals, there’s something everyone (and every age) this month.  Largely due to the close proximity to Canada, the Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor area played an integral role in […]

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6 Reasons Ypsilanti Loves Little Free Libraries July 26, 2016 by | Comment on this

Two major universities and a community college are within a 10 mile radius of Ypsilanti, making education a top priority. As you travel throughout the city, it’s hard to miss what seems to be adorable tiny houses filled with books…FREE books! Little Free Libraries is an international organization that has quite a presence in Ypsilanti. […]

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10 Beautiful Historic Homes in Ypsilanti June 29, 2016 by | Comment on this

From trailblazers like HP Jacobs to remarkable places like the Willow Run Bomber Plant – Ypsilanti is home to a great deal of history. In fact, Ypsilanti is Michigan’s second largest historic district, with approximately 20 percent of the 4.4 square miles designated historic. Many have called the city home, and constructed beautiful houses in the process. What if we told you that […]

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9 GIFs That Perfectly Capture Ypsilanti, Michigan June 17, 2016 by | Comment on this

Ypsilanti is full of sights to see and people to meet. We’ve been sharing original Ypsilanti GIFs on our Twitter, but we wanted to share the love on our blog. Check out 9 GIFs that perfectly capture Ypsilanti, Michigan. 1. This hostess welcoming you into Ypsilanti’s favorite restaurant. Let’s go to @SidetrackYpsi! #ypsilanti #ypsireal #puremichigan pic.twitter.com/ATitQe039o […]

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Feast Your Eyes on Ypsilanti, Michigan May 17, 2016 by | Comment on this

Ypsilanti is known for its homegrown bars and restaurants. We scoured the #ypsireal hashtag on Instagram to find the best photos of pretty plates in Ypsilanti, Michigan. 1. Feast your eyes on this mouthwatering slab of steak and fresh vegetables from Encuentro Latino. Have you tried the authentic Guatemalan food at Encuentro Latino restaurant? They’ll […]

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10 Ways to Worship Automotive Heritage in Ypsilanti, Michigan May 10, 2016 by | Comment on this

If you love classic cars, motorcycles, and automotive history – Ypsilanti is the place for you! Located 36 miles away from Detroit, the city of Ypsilanti has a rich history of rear-engines, hatchbacks, hardtops, and more. Keep reading to learn about ways you can worship automotive heritage in Ypsilanti, Michigan. (Click the links for more […]

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10 Haikus About Ypsilanti, Michigan April 19, 2016 by | Comment on this

We asked our social media audience to write haikus about one of the best cities around. Thanks for all of your submissions! If you feel motivated to write one of your own after reading this blog, send us your haikus in the comments section. We’d love to read them! 1. by Sebastian Rataezyk 2. 3. […]

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6 Little Gems That Will Take You Back in Time in Ypsilanti, Michigan April 15, 2016 by | Comment on this

Ypsilanti, Michigan takes pride in its history, and you can see that by visiting one (or all) of these six little gems that will take you back in time. Make sure you wear your stretchy pants when you make the rounds. You’ll need to extra wiggle room! 1. Gabriel’s Cheese Steak Hoagies There’s nothing quite like […]

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Harlem Globetrotters come to Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI January 20, 2016 by | Comment on this

  Get ready for a slam dunk in Ypsilanti! The Harlem Globetrotters bring their 90th Anniversary World Tour to Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7pm.  After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans! The Harlem Globetrotters began in 1926 as the Savoy Big Five […]

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19 Photos that Perfectly Capture Ypsi in the Fall November 13, 2015 by | Comment on this

We went on a quest through Instagram to find beautiful images of Ypsilanti in the Fall. Keep using the #ypsireal hashtag and YOUR picture could be featured on our next  blog! 1. This picture perfect scene of Ford Lake. What a gorgeous evening!!! #sunset A photo posted by Lindsey Wooten (@liltootwooten) on Oct 17, 2015 […]

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Ypsi Real Around Town October 13, 2015 by | Comment on this

It’s making its way around town! We’ve been following the #ypsireal hashtag on Instagram, and we’re LOVING everyone’s posts with their Ypsi Real swag. Check out these awesome pictures, and stop by our office (at 106 W. Michigan Ave) to pick up Ypsi Real stickers, buttons, pens, notebooks or t-shirts! Ypsi Real Coasters Have you […]

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Visit Ypsi Billboard July 23, 2015 by | Comment on this

Visit Ypsi Billboard Where did that billboard come from? One idea can transform into a large-scale reality, and that’s the heart of Ypsilanti. Thanks to the help and minds of many individuals, there is now a beautiful work of art in the parking lot off of Huron. That’s me underneath the amazing artwork of Caleb […]

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Following breakfast was a stroll down to Mill Creek where we found the most beautiful path as a part of the Border-to-Border Trail (which will lead you all the way back to Ypsilanti). We saw bikers, walkers, and runners along the trail. The pathway extends into the forest, surrounding you with trees and nature. Along the creek, there are special drop-offs for easy boat load-ins (which are great spots for dipping your toes in the water). There are also amazing sculptures along the trail, adding a creative flair to your workout! Needless to say, this portion of the Border-to-Border Trail is a true gem in Dexter.

A Day in Dexter June 23, 2015 by | Comment on this

Dexter Michigan is located West of Ypsilanti and East of Chelsea. The newly declared city (which was a village up until 2014), is a Washtenaw County treasure that is charming and easy-going. The people are friendly, the city is beautiful, and there is a sense of true community pride. With activities, shops, and restaurants for […]

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The Best Places to Get a Beer in Ypsi June 11, 2015 by | Comment on this

The Best Places to Get a Beer in Ypsi Done, done, on to the next one. #visitypsi #ypsibeer #ypsilove #ypsilanti #ypsi #beer #craftbeer #michiganbeer #michigan #michigrammers #mc4t #michigan #puremichigan #arborbrewingcompany A photo posted by Visit Ypsi (@visitypsi) on May 14, 2015 at 5:06pm PDT The spirit of Ypsilanti is reflected in its choices in beer. […]

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A Day in Saline May 15, 2015 by | Comment on this

A Day in Saline If you’re looking for hometown dining, shopping, and parks – look no further. Saline, Michigan (located about 20 minutes southwest of Ypsilanti) is a tight-knit and proud community that pays thoughtful attention to local heritage, the importance of family, and community events…they also have a passion for craft beer. The city […]

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Visit Ypsi | Comic Series April 14, 2015 by | Comment on this

Ypsilanti is an artistic community, so we wanted to bring you a very special “Visit Ypsi Comic Series” by local artist, Caleb Zweifler. You may have seen Caleb’s work at the bottom of our neighboring city’s pages (scroll to the bottom), on last year’s Color Run promo image, and Wurst Bar’s t-shirts! Enjoy this series in […]

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A Day in Chelsea April 10, 2015 by | Comment on this

A Day in Chelsea Exploring Chelsea, Michigan is an enchanting experience fueled by small town love and a thriving arts and culture scene. Your visit begins with a lovely drive from Ypsilanti down I-94 West. The sights and sounds on the less-than-20-minute-travel are calm and serene. Open fields and towering trees line the highway as […]

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#TBT | Best Ypsi Yarn Bombs March 12, 2015 by | Comment on this

Sometime in early 2014, Ypsilantians began noticing a special type of street art emerging throughout the city. Those special-somethings were “yarn bombs” by our very own Friendly Neighborhood Yarn Bomber (FNYB). The FNYB was known for accentuating Ypsilanti’s creative environment by making bright and colorful yarn bombs for our fair city. What are yarn bombs? […]

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